A Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) is a notice served by an authorised enforcement officer to a person who has committed a criminal offence. The notice may be issued on the spot or through the post and can be used for:
- environmental crimes eg littering, fly-tipping
- parking offences
If you have received an FPN, there are two options available:
- Pay the FPN within 14 calendar days of the notice being served ie the date shown on bottom of the notice
- Await the court summons or request a court hearing
Some crimes offer a lower penalty if paid within 10 days.
Failure to pay a penalty may result in a higher fine imposed by the court or imprisonment.
FPN charges for environmental crimes
The cost of an FPN depends on the offence and these costs are listed below along with the possible conviction costs if the matter goes to court.
|Offence||If paid in 10 days||If paid in 14 days (outside of 10 days)||Maximum penalty on conviction|
|Failure to comply with a Community Protection Notice (CPN)||-||£100||unlimited fee|
|Failure to comply with a dog control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)||£70||£100||£1,000|
|Failure to comply with other PSPOs||£70||£100||£1,000|
|Graffiti and fly-posting||£60||£80||£2,500|
|Failure to produce waste documents||£180||£300||unlimited fee|
|Failure to produce authority to transport waste||£180||£300||unlimited fee|
|Unauthorised distribution of free printed matter||£60||£80||£2,500|
|Failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice||£40||£60||£1,000|
|Exposing a vehicle for sale on a road||£60||£80||£2,500|
|Repairing a vehicle on a road||£60||£80||£2,500|
|Abandoning a vehicle||£120||£200||£1,000|
|Failure to nominate an alarm key holder||£60||£80||£1,000|
|Noise from dwellings||£60||£80||unlimited fine|
|Noise from licensed premises||-||£500||unlimited fine|
|Unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal etc. of waste||£150||£300||Unlimited fine and/or 12 months in prison. Or unlimited fine and/or 5 years in prison on conviction of indictment|
Seen it? report it
If you see someone commit one of the offences listed above, please report it to us.